Tiffany Dowell Lashmet – Texas A&M Agrilife Extension

Key Solar Considerations for Landowners

Solar companies are currently contacting landowners across the country seeking to negotiate solar leases on which to eventually build solar projects. This article offers some key considerations for landowners to keep in mind if…more

Texas Supreme Court: Accommodation Doctrine Applies to Groundwater

The Texas Supreme Court recently applied the accommodation doctrine to a groundwater severance for the first time. The court also stated that in Texas, groundwater is a dominant estate and entitled to implied use of as much of…more

Child Labor Laws and Agriculture

This article outlines how child labor laws apply to the agricultural industry. This was first published on the Texas Agriculture Law Blog:…more

Child Labor Laws and Agriculture

It is common for farmers and ranchers to employ minors to help out on the operation. There are specific child labor laws applicable to farm and ranch employment of which all agricultural producers need be aware. This article…more

New Mexico Amends Right to Farm Law

New Mexico recently amended its Right to Farm Act, which provides an affirmative defense for agricultural operations facing nuisance lawsuits. This article was posted on the Texas Agriculture Law Blog:…more

Farms and Form I-9 Compliance

This fact sheet was prepared to assist farmers and ranchers in complying with regulations related to Form 1-9. It was first published on the Texas Agriculutre Law Blog.…more

2015 National Agriculture Law Year in Review

2015 was a busy year for agricultural law. This article provides an overview of the major happenings, including "waters of the United States," "ag gag" statutes, Syngenta litigation, the Endangered Species Act, and…more

Federal Judge Finds Idaho "Ag Gag" Law Unconstitutional

This article summarizes the recent decision striking down Idaho's "ag gag" law, which prohibits undercover recording of videos on an agricultural operation. This article was first published on the Texas Agriculture Law Blog…more

Drones and Agriculture: Where Are We Now?

Update on the current status of the law related to unmanned aerial vehicles ("drones" or "UAVs") and how this may impact the agriculture industry. This article was published in Progressive Cattleman Magazine and on the Texas…more

NM Court of Appeals: Farm Laborer Exclusion from Workers Compensation Unconstitutional

A decision by the New Mexico Court of Appeals finding that a provision excluding farm and ranch laborers violated the Equal Protection Clause of the NM Constitution is garnering attention from many in the agricultural…more

2015 Texas Legislative Summary: Bills Impacting Agricultural Law

This article summarizes bills--those passed and not--impacting Texas Agriculture. The topics covered include water, oil and gas, eminent domain, ag liens, landowner liability, and more! This article was first published on…more

Horne v. USDA: US Supreme Court Sides with Raisin Farmer

The United States Supreme Court ruled that a USDA marketing order constituted a taking of a raisin farmer's private property for which just compensation is due. This article offers a detailed analysis of the Court's opinion…more

Oregon Farmers Lose Right to Farm Claim Regarding GMO Crops

This article was first posted on the Texas Agriculture Law Blog: …more

Texas Supreme Court Will Not Weigh In On Major Water Law Case

This article was first published on the Texas Agriculture Law Blog The Texas Supreme Court has declined to weigh in on a major water law case in Texas. Bragg v. Edwards Aquifer Authority…more

Load of Manure: Recent Court Cases Could Impact Farmers

This article discusses two court cases involving manure that have gained the attention of agricultural law attorneys and producers across the country. One case involves a decision by the Wisconsin Supreme Court that a pollution…more
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